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Pacific Tradewinds Hostel

680 Sacramento Street


CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: We are committed to the fight against the spread of the Coronavirus! We know being away from home as a traveler right now can be stressful. We would be happy to host you with your “home away from home”. If you need a social no-party hostel to stay and “weather the storm” please consider our small traveler community. We have modified our procedures to keep our housemates and guests as safe and virus free as possible. We are asking all guests to remain inside as much as possible to avoid bringing the virus into our home. Our staff is obsessively cleaning all high-touch surfaces in our hostel and we encourage you to participate in our virus prevention measures. We have a cleaning station for you to clean your cell phone, laptop, keys, wallet etc. We are limiting our occupancy to 50% and asking that all guests exercise social distancing as much as possible in the hostel. We have movie nights and even non-contact games. Of course we have free wi-fi so you can stay in touch with loved ones at home. We still have free peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and free ramen so you don't have to go outside. We have an isolation plan in place in case someone gets sick. Stay safe!


  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Included
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hairdryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Ironing board
  • Key Card Access
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Microwave
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included
  • Utensils
  • Washing machine



Traveler Reviews

“Great Stay”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on December 03, 2021

I only stayed one night but I felt like a part of the community right away. Everyone was friendly and I was invited to the daily event. Everything I needed was provided, including towels, breakfast...

“Long Live Pacific Tradewinds!!”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on August 29, 2021

This hostel is a traveller's dream! The staff are so friendly and go above and beyond, always recommending and/or organising and joining in on events both in and out of the hostel (e.g. Taco Tuesday...

“Great Hostel!”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on April 24, 2020

Great location - easy walk from the main shopping area/ centre of the city. So was easy to access via the train from the airport. So many convenience stores, restaurants & takeaways just minutes...


SFO airport is located 14 miles south of San Francisco, so once your flight arrives you'll still have the last little leg of your journey to complete. The San Francisco Airport is modern and easy to navigate, so you shouldn't have any problems getting where you need to be. It's served by a variety of forms of public transportation so it's up to you (and your budget!) how you'd like to get to the city - and to us! Perhaps the easiest way is to take the BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) subway directly from the airport. You can also hire a shared door to door shuttle service.


We have a 48-hour cancellation policy. However, we will not charge for late cancellations if we are able to sell the canceled beds to other travelers. If a guest cancels less than 48 hours before midnight on their arrival date, they will be charged for the first night of their reservation. Guests who have canceled their reservation less than 48 hours before the arrival date may ask the manager about a cancellation policy exception the day after the reservation arrival date.

Check-in is available from 08:00 to 23:00. Guests can use most facilities (showers, kitchen, luggage storage) after check-in, but can only access their beds after 3 p.m. Check out is at 10:30 a.m. latest on the day of your departure. However, as long as all of your belongings are out of your room and bed by 10:30 a.m., you can use all common facilities (kitchen, shower, luggage storage) until midnight! A $20 key deposit will be required at check-in. You will get the $20 back when you return your key at check-out.

PLEASE NOTE: We are a small hostel with limited staff, so we CANNOT provide regular check-in after midnight! We know flights get delayed and all sorts of things can happen when you are traveling. If you are arriving in the later afternoon or evening, consider a hostel with 24 hour reception for the night of your arrival. If you realize you will be arriving later than midnight, please contact us by telephone by 5 PM to see if we have someone to let you in after midnight for a $15 late check-in fee. Thank you for understanding!!